Tuscany Meets Texas Hill Country
This is one of those homes that's located on a corner lot and has no privacy for their backyard. The site was located at the top of an eroded hillside and therefore had a lot of subsurface limestone bedrock. They wanted to expand their outdoor entertainment space, update the landscape and create privacy...all with a touch of Tuscan flair.
"Tuscan" style landscape design
This site had several issues. The most obvious was the never ending wind (this house is near the top of an exposed hill). The other issues were shallow bedrock, compacted "dirt" that wasn't allowing water to soak in, not enough useable outdoor entertaining space. There was an inherent awkwardness since the backyard was basically a side yard due to site orientation on a corne...More
Tuscan Style Patios and Gardens
The client wanted a heavy duty, old world gate. So my associate made one for them. Instead of clavos, he cut holes through the gate and inserted steel tubes, then welded them to the steel straps.